Principles of Addictions and the Law

Principles of Addictions and the Law
Author: Norman S. Miller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2010-01-30
ISBN 10: 9780080924762
ISBN 13: 008092476X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Addictions and the Law Book Review:

The book includes an examination of sources of law important to addiction and its treatment. The foundations for forensic work in professional legal testimony is explored (e.g., legal system, case law precedent, statutes governing addictions, civil and criminal procedures). The science of addiction is featured including the biology of addiction, addiction as a brain disease, responsibility vs. loss of control, development of addictions, and the role of genetics and environment. Drug testing, its uses with forensic populations, what the tests show and do not show, controversies in using tests in the general population also receives extensive treatment. Addiction and mental illness in forensic populations is highlighted for addiction treatment and continuing care. Case studies and landmark cases illustrate the role of alcohol, drug use, and addictions in legal decisions. Focused primarily on alcohol and drug addictions Case studies and landmark cases are included to illustrate the role of alcohol/drugs in legal decisions (e.g., the Exxon Valdez case) Brief overview of legal system and drug courts will be useful to clinicans, lawyers, administrators, and other professionals

Principles of Addiction

Principles of Addiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 958
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN 10: 0123983614
ISBN 13: 9780123983619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Addiction Book Review:

Principles of Addiction provides a solid understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes in great detail the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models. The book's three main sections examine the nature of addiction, including epidemiology, symptoms, and course; alcohol and drug use among adolescents and college students; and detailed descriptions of a wide variety of addictive behaviors and disorders, encompassing not only drugs and alcohol, but caffeine, food, gambling, exercise, sex, work, social networking, and many other areas. This volume is especially important in providing a basic introduction to the field as well as an in-depth review of our current understanding of the nature and process of addictive behaviors. Principles of Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions. Each article provides glossary, full references, suggested readings, and a list of web resources Edited and authored by the leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available Encompasses types of addiction, as well as personality and environmental influences on addiction

Principles of Addictions and the Law Applications in Forensic Mental Health and Medical Practice

Principles of Addictions and the Law  Applications in Forensic  Mental Health  and Medical Practice
Author: Norman S. Miller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN 10: 9780128101940
ISBN 13: 0128101946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Addictions and the Law Applications in Forensic Mental Health and Medical Practice Book Review:

The book includes an examination of sources of law important to addiction and its treatment. The foundations for forensic work in professional legal testimony is explored (e.g., legal system, case law precedent, statutes governing addictions, civil and criminal procedures). The science of addiction is featured including the biology of addiction, addiction as a brain disease, responsibility vs. loss of control, development of addictions, and the role of genetics and environment. Drug testing, its uses with forensic populations, what the tests show and do not show, controversies in using tests in the general population also receives extensive treatment. Addiction and mental illness in forensic populations is highlighted for addiction treatment and continuing care. Case studies and landmark cases illustrate the role of alcohol, drug use, and addictions in legal decisions. Focused primarily on alcohol and drug addictionsCase studies and landmark cases are included to illustrate the role of alcohol/drugs in legal decisions (e.g., the Exxon Valdez case)Brief overview of legal system and drug courts will be useful to clinicans, lawyers, administrators, and other professionals

Drugs Addiction and the Law

Drugs  Addiction  and the Law
Author: Peter J. Cohen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015061772243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs Addiction and the Law Book Review:

American physician and attorney Cohen discusses legal, ethical, and policy considerations faced by society as it deals with psychoactive drug use. A recurring theme is the need to balance individual liberty and autonomy with the needs of society. None of the several models that have been devised to that end is completely satisfying, he says, and all of them raise important questions. The book cites legislation and court decisions extensively. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine
Author: Shannon Miller
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1984
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN 10: 1496371003
ISBN 13: 9781496371003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Thoroughly updated with the latest international evidence-based research and best practices, the comprehensive sixth edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) official flagship textbook reviews the science and art behind addiction medicine and provides health care providers with the necessary information to not only properly diagnose and treat their patients, but to also serve as change agents to positively impact clinical service design and delivery, as well as global health care policy.

Law Drugs and the Making of Addiction

Law  Drugs and the Making of Addiction
Author: Kate Seear
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 0429834764
ISBN 13: 9780429834769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law Drugs and the Making of Addiction Book Review:

This book considers how largely accepted ‘legal truths’ about drugs and addiction are made and sustained through practices of lawyering. Lawyers play a vital and largely underappreciated role in constituting legal certainties about substances and ‘addiction’, including links between alcohol and other drugs, and phenomena such as family violence. Such practices exacerbate, sustain and stabilise ‘addicted’ realities, with a range of implications – many of them seemingly unjust – for people who use alcohol and other drugs. This book explores these issues, drawing upon data collected for a major international study on alcohol and other drugs in the law, including interviews with lawyers, magistrates and judges; analyses of case law; and legislation. Focussing on an array of legal practices, including processes of law-making, human rights deliberations, advocacy and negotiation strategies, and the sentencing of offenders, and buttressed by overarching analyses of the ethics and politics of such practices, the book looks at how alcohol and other drug ‘addiction’ emerges and is concretised through the everyday work lawyers and decision makers do. Foregrounding ‘practices’, the book also shows that law is more fragile than we might assume. It concludes by presenting a blueprint for how lawyers can rethink their advocacy practices in light of this fragility and the opportunities it presents for remaking law and the subjects and objects shaped by it. This ground-breaking book will be of interest not only to those studying and working within the field of alcohol and drug addiction but also to lawyers and judges practising in this area and to scholars in a range of disciplines, including law, science and technology studies, sociology, gender studies and cultural studies

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment a Research Based Guide

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment  a Research Based Guide
Author: National Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN 10: 9781720436591
ISBN 13: 1720436592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment a Research Based Guide Book Review:

Drug addiction is a complex illness. It is characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the face of devastating consequences. This update of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is intended to address addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for healthcare providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction. Addiction affects multiple brain circuits, including those involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and inhibitory control over behavior. That is why addiction is a brain disease. Some individuals are more vulnerable than others to becoming addicted, depending on the interplay between genetic makeup, age of exposure to drugs, and other environmental influences. While a person initially chooses to take drugs, over time the effects of prolonged exposure on brain functioning compromise that ability to choose, and seeking and consuming the drug become compulsive, often eluding a person's self-control or willpower. But addiction is more than just compulsive drug taking-it can also produce far reaching health and social consequences. For example, drug abuse and addiction increase a person's risk for a variety of other mental and physical illnesses related to a drug-abusing lifestyle or the toxic effects of the drugs themselves. Additionally, the dysfunctional behaviors that result from drug abuse can interfere with a person's normal functioning in the family, the workplace, and the broader community. Because drug abuse and addiction have so many dimensions and disrupt so many aspects of an individual's life, treatment is not simple. Effective treatment programs typically incorporate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the illness and its consequences. Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using drugs, maintain a drug-free lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society. Because addiction is a disease, most people cannot simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured. Patients typically require long-term or repeated episodes of care to achieve the ultimate goal of sustained abstinence and recovery of their lives. Indeed, scientific research and clinical practice demonstrate the value of continuing care in treating addiction, with a variety of approaches having been tested and integrated in residential and community settings.

Principles of Addiction Medicine

Principles of Addiction Medicine
Author: Christopher A. Cavacuiti
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 1451153600
ISBN 13: 9781451153606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Addiction Medicine Book Review:

Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials is a compact and portable distillation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's flagship text, Principles of Addiction Medicine. This handbook present the clinically essential points from the larger text in an easy-to-follow outlined and bulleted format. Each chapter follows a template with structured headings such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic uses, effects, liability, and withdrawal. Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials is an excellent reference for a wide variety of addiction medicine professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, internal medicine/primary care physicians, and substance abuse counselors.

Facing Addiction in America

Facing Addiction in America
Author: Office of the Surgeon General,U.s. Department of Health and Human Services
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781974580620
ISBN 13: 1974580628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Addiction in America Book Review:

All across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and health care systems are struggling to cope with substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders. Substance misuse and substance use disorders have devastating effects, disrupt the future plans of too many young people, and all too often, end lives prematurely and tragically. Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and a priority for our nation to address. The effects of substance use are cumulative and costly for our society, placing burdens on workplaces, the health care system, families, states, and communities. The Report discusses opportunities to bring substance use disorder treatment and mainstream health care systems into alignment so that they can address a person's overall health, rather than a substance misuse or a physical health condition alone or in isolation. It also provides suggestions and recommendations for action that everyone-individuals, families, community leaders, law enforcement, health care professionals, policymakers, and researchers-can take to prevent substance misuse and reduce its consequences.

Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction

Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction
Author: Simon Planzer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2014-02-19
ISBN 10: 3319023063
ISBN 13: 9783319023069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction Book Review:

This book analyses the voluminous and meandering case law on gambling of the Court of Justice from an empirical perspective. It offers a comprehensive overview of the legal situation of gambling services in the EU Single Market. Additionally, the book presents the current state of research on gambling addiction. It then seeks to answer the central research question as to what extent the views of the Court of Justice on gambling find support in empirical evidence. The Court of Justice granted exceptionally wide discretion to the Member States due to a so-called ‘peculiar nature’ of games of chance. With the margin of appreciation having played a key role, the book inquires whether the Court of Justice followed the principles and criteria that normally steer the use of this doctrine. Noting the Court’s special approach, the book elaborates on its causes and consequences. Throughout the book, the approach of the Court of Justice is contrasted with that of its sister court, the EFTA Court. Finally, the potential role of the precautionary principle and of EU fundamental rights in the area of gambling law is examined. Situated at the intersection of law and science, this book seeks to bridge the legal and scientific perspectives and the unique vocabularies common to each. It illustrates the direct relevance of science and empirical research for court cases and policy making. And it contrasts science-informed policy making with the on-going morality discourse on gambling.

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine
Author: Richard K. Ries,David A. Fiellin,Shannon C. Miller,Richard Saitz
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1796
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN 10: 1469883791
ISBN 13: 9781469883793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine Book Review:

In the midst of an addiction epidemic, this newly updated edition of The American Society of Addiction Medicine Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th edition is the sought-after text every addiction researcher and care provider needs. This comprehensive reference text dedicates itself to both the science and treatment of addiction. You’ll receive a thorough grounding in both the scientific principles behind the causes of addiction and the practical aspects of clinical care. Chapters are written by recognized experts, covering areas such as the basic science of addiction medicine; diagnosis, assessment and early intervention; pharmacologic and behavioral interventions; mutual help and twelve-step; and co-occurring addiction, medical and psychiatric disorders—backed by the latest research data and successful treatment methods. Features: Numerous figures, tables and diagrams elucidate the text Chapters include case examples List of data research reports provided at end of each chapter NEW material on Prescription Drug Abuse, Club Drugs, Nursing Roles in Addressing Addiction, Conceptual and Treatment Issues in Behavioral Addictions, Rehabilitation Approaches to Pain Management, Comorbid Pain and Addiction, Pharmacotherapy for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders in Military Personnel, and more.

Drugs Brains and Behavior

Drugs  Brains  and Behavior
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D025861296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs Brains and Behavior Book Review:

"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior" is an online textbook written by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. The book was previously published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1990 as "Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology." The authors attempt to develop an understanding of the interpenetration of brain, behavior and environment. They discuss the chemistry of behavior in both the literal sense of neurochemistry and the figurative sense of an analysis of the reactions with the environment.

The Book of Ethics

The Book of Ethics
Author: Laura Weiss Roberts
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN 10: 1592857892
ISBN 13: 9781592857890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Ethics Book Review:

The definitive book on ethics for chemical dependency treatment professionals. The treatment of addiction as a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual disease requires a high standard of ethical knowledge and professional skill. This groundbreaking, reader-friendly guide to contemporary ethical issues informs and challenges health care professionals, students, and faculty with a thorough and compassionate examination of the dilemmas faced when providing care for individuals suffering from substance use problems or addiction.Renowned psychiatric ethicists Cynthia Geppert and Laura Weiss Roberts tackle issues of autonomy, respect for persons, confidentiality, truth telling and non-maleficence--setting the standard for contemporary ethical practices. These challenges are illuminated with real-world case examples that show potential effects on diverse patient populations.

Stewart V Elk Valley Coal Corp

Stewart V  Elk Valley Coal Corp
Author: Nadia Pronych
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1312956686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stewart V Elk Valley Coal Corp Book Review:

"Canadian human rights law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with disabilities and protects employees' right to workplace accommodation to the point of undue hardship. However, the analysis of the case law illustrates that Canadian legal decision makers have not consistently applied the fundamental human rights laws and principles to cases involving individuals with drug and alcohol addiction disability. Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. provided the Supreme Court of Canada with the opportunity to provide much needed clarity and confirm the correct approach to be applied to claims of discrimination and accommodation on the basis of drug and alcohol addiction. This decision was fatally flawed in its application of the law. Despite this, Elk Valley has provided guidance with respect to the principles to be applied in addiction disability cases, resulting in a progressive movement towards the broad, liberal human rights approach to drug and alcohol addiction disability." --Abstract.

Interventions for Addiction

Interventions for Addiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 0123983630
ISBN 13: 9780123983633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interventions for Addiction Book Review:

Interventions for Addiction examines a wide range of responses to addictive behaviors, including psychosocial treatments, pharmacological treatments, provision of health care to addicted individuals, prevention, and public policy issues. Its focus is on the practical application of information covered in the two previous volumes of the series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. Readers will find information on treatments beyond commonly used methods, including Internet-based and faith-based therapies, and criminal justice interventions. The volume features extensive coverage of pharmacotherapies for each of the major drugs of abuse—including disulfiram, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and others—as well as for behavioral addictions. In considering public policy, the book examines legislative efforts, price controls, and limits on advertising, as well as World Health Organization (WHO) efforts. Interventions for Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions. Includes descriptions of both psychosocial and pharmacological treatments. Addresses health services research on attempts to increase the use of evidence-based treatments in routine clinical practice. Covers attempts to slow the progress of addictions through prevention programs and changes in public policy.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 1437926762
ISBN 13: 9781437926767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Addictive Disorders in Medical Populations

Addictive Disorders in Medical Populations
Author: Norman S. Miller,Mark S. Gold
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 1119956307
ISBN 13: 9781119956303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addictive Disorders in Medical Populations Book Review:

This book has a much wider focus than traditional books written about drug and alcohol addictions. This unique book is written by medical specialists who diagnose, treat and research addictive disorders in their specialities. Thus, it meets the needs of the typical medical practitioner who wants to learn about and treat patients with addictive disorders in their practices. Because alcohol and drug problems are so prevalent and affect medical conditions profoundly, the medical specialist will improve their knowledge and skill to diagnose and treat addictive disorders in their specialties. Drug and alcohol addictions occur commonly in medical populations; 25–50% of patients seen by primary care physicians have alcohol and drug disorders, with even higher prevalence in certain medical specialty populations. Drug use (including illicit drug use and actual or perceived misuse of prescribed medications), alcohol use, and what has been called unhealthy drinking are even more common in trauma centers and our society. Currently, there are no authoritative addiction texts that focus on the identification, intervention and management of either “addictive disorders in medical populations” or “medical complications in addiction populations”. Neurobiological progress in the field of addiction has been amazing and evidence-based treatments have developed at a phenomenal pace, with bench to office applications for tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Pharmacological and psychosocial treatments are described here in detail and in practical terms. The medical and mental complications of addiction are explained comprehensively throughout the text. Clinical considerations are the predominant theme, with the standards of clinical practice grounded in the most current research. The chapters include practical presentations of both clinical and research materials, with instruments for screening and assessment and treatment. It will be useful for all those seeking information to help a patient or family with a tobacco, alcohol or drug problem. We hope this book can give answers and direction to the identification and management of addictions and their medical complications in patient populations.

Choice Behavioral Economics and Addiction

Choice  Behavioral Economics  and Addiction
Author: Rudy E. Vuchinich,Nick Heather
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2003-11-27
ISBN 10: 9780080440569
ISBN 13: 0080440568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choice Behavioral Economics and Addiction Book Review:

Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction is about the theory, data, and applied implications of choice-based models of substance use and addiction. The distinction between substance use and addiction is important, because many individuals use substances but are not also addicted to them. The behavioural economic perspective has made contributions to the analysis of both of these phenomena and, while the major focus of the book is on theories of addiction, it is necessary also to consider the behavioural economic account of substance use in order to place the theories in their proper context and provide full coverage of the contribution of behavioural economics to this field of study. The book discusses the four major theories of addiction that have been developed in the area of economic science/behavioural economics. They are: . hyperbolic discounting . melioration . relative addiction . rational addiction The main objective of the book is to popularise these ideas among addiction researchers, academics and practitioners. The specific aims are to articulate the shared and distinctive elements of these four theories, to present and discuss the latest empirical work on substance abuse and addiction that is being conducted in this area, and to articulate a range of applied implications of this body of work for clinical, public health and public policy initiatives. The book is based on an invitation-only conference entitled, Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction: Theory, Evidence and Applications held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, March 30 - April 1, 2001. The conference was attended by prominent scientists and scholars, representing a range of disciplines concerned with theories of addiction and their consequences for policy and practice. The papers in the book are based on the papers given at the above conference, together with commentaries by distinguished experts and, in many cases, replies to these comments by the presenters.

The Fly and the Jackal Addiction Recovery and Biblical Principles

The Fly and the Jackal  Addiction  Recovery and Biblical Principles
Author: Steven White
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2008-12-11
ISBN 10: 0557005183
ISBN 13: 9780557005185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fly and the Jackal Addiction Recovery and Biblical Principles Book Review:

For an addict, the main course at the feast of indulgence is the consumption of his or her drug of choice, including alcohol. With God’s help, we will be able to curb our hunger for such indulgences. Without it, most of us will fail to arrest this wicked course; we will fail to arouse a sleeping conscience, and we will get no better. As the proverbial fly on the wall, you will venture into the author's literary therapy world for guidance and insight in your quest for a drug free existence. Steven R. White invites you to share his experiences and knowledge in the realm of drug/alcohol addiction - the should and should-nots necessary for a successful recovery. Complete with suggestions, personal confessions, and related scripture, this guide delivers you from the jaws of the Jackal, the demon and your drug of choice, into a better sphere of living.

Addiction Medicine

Addiction Medicine
Author: Paul Haber,Carolyn Day,Michael P. Farrell
Publsiher: IP Communications
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0992518164
ISBN 13: 9780992518165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Medicine Book Review:

Among Australians use of alcohol and other drugs is almost ubiquitous and results in 13% of total morbidity, but clinicians generally receive limited training in diagnosis and management of substance-use disorders. Written by clinical and academic specialists in their fields, and providing a comprehensive overview of the principles and practice of addiction medicine, this textbook will facilitate such training. The book’s 36 chapters, by 62 specialist contributors, are organised into 5 sections. In Section 1, how substance use can be understood and core principles of management of substance-use disorders are outlined. In Section 2, the clinical and other core skills required for practice are described: clinical assessment, therapeutic relationship, psychological interventions, screening and brief interventions, drug testing and biomarkers of consumption, responsible prescribing, and medico-legal assessment and report-writing. In Section 3, common clinical issues – intoxication and overdose, withdrawal, comorbidities, and pain management and pharmaceutical opioids – are described. Section 4, the largest section, is devoted to consideration of specific substances, legal, illegal, and emerging: tobacco, alcohol, opioids, cannabis, stimulants, hallucinogens, benzodiazepines, and volatile substances. The focus of Section 5 is special populations, adolescents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, injecting-drug users, and others. With new clinical syndromes arising from synthesis of new substances, and with new approaches to treatment being developed, addiction medicine is a rapidly-evolving field. The book is designed to meet the specific needs of a young graduate who is starting a clinical rotation in a drug and alcohol unit. Medical students and junior medical officers will find the book valuable, as will other health professionals who care for people with substance-use problems in drug and alcohol services, nurses, counsellors, and welfare/social workers.